Information for Healthcare Providers
SafeVite is a daily multivitamin formulated by our cancer experts who have analyzed a comprehensive number of peer reviewed published articles and research studies. (see references on this website as a partial listing of the articles and studies) Safevite is an affordable daily multivitamin, that contains specific vitamins while avoiding or limiting doses of other vitamins. We believe SafeVite addresses the following: Certain vitamins are best to avoid during radiation therapy or chemotherapy and the majority of these same vitamins haven’t been proven to be beneficial to the cancer patient or survivor even when not on cancer treatments. This may even extends to targeted treatments and or immunotherapy.
Additionally our references suggest that certain vitamin types are clearly deficient in many cancers and may lead to increased risk of developing certain cancers or even dying from certain cancers. Certain vitamin levels are elevated in some cancers, such as calcium in patients with bone metastasis or with increased PTHrp, and therefore best to simply avoid. On the other hand, when taking a biphosphonate or RANK ligand, you’ll have to prescribe calcium with vitamin D as recommended unless contraindicated. Certain vitamins address cancer treatment related toxicities such as bone fracture risk, neuropathy or alopecia, hair thinning (to name just a couple of the many known treatment related toxicities).
As mention above, certain vitamins appear to prevent or reduce the risk of some cancers and are more appropriate given their other benefits. This includes Vitamin B6 for example which is reasonable when neuropathy is present. Although multivitamins should be used at or near the recommended daily allowances, though when it comes to cancer, treatments or treatment toxicities; a specific vitamin dose should be increased while other doses best limited or a vitamin even avoided. So the question exists; are there peer reviewed published articles and research studies that conclude which vitamins are beneficial and which are best limited or therefore avoided?
The answer is YES. There are other reasons to have an interest in vitamins. The use of vitamins is extremely prevalent in our patient population and these patients expect that in addition to directing their cancer treatments and surgery, we should convey and offer what is most reasonable. Otherwise they are on their own when it comes to often expensive supplements and alternative choices. Fortunately it’s a fact that despite being too busy while addressing our patients many needs, we can offer an affordable appropriate vitamin. Recommend SafeVite as your preferred multivitamin and at least keep this part simple when supporting their fight against cancer.